Dear Entrepreneur,

I just did something stupid.

Really, really stupid.

But when I say “just” I don’t mean 5 minutes ago.

And I don’t mean earlier today.

It was 3 days ago, and I’m still suffering the consequences.

My feet, both of them, are currently covered in big, puffy, painful blisters.

Should you heed my warning, you shouldn’t EVER have to suffer the way I am right now, so listen up.

Here’s what went down:

In September – The 21st to be exact – I decided to run a little experiment on myself.

I had fallen out of the habit of running very much (even though I love it) and so I decided to give myself a personal challenge to get back in the swing of things.

I decided to run every day (every single day) for 99 Days.

And if you remember back to 2009 – then you recall the big RunTellmanRun project where I set off to run across America barefoot to raise money for Homeless Youth…

Anyway, to this day – 5 years later, I still run without shoes – Barefoot!…

So, I went through the 99 Days – I sent you a few updates about it at the time.

Then, just as the year was coming to an end, I completed my first 99 Day “Push”…

It felt amazing to do something to improve myself every day -without fail.

It strengthened a “mental muscle” that super-charged my personal confidence as an entrepreneur, amplified my personal willpower and re-awakened my an incredible sense of discipline…

I haven’t done anything for myself that was this impactful in a few years.

So, when the new year rolled around, I decided to do another 99Day Push.

This time I decided to talk 99 “Beta” clients under my wing and lead then through doing their own 99 Day Push with whatever activity they chose.

(99 Days is currently closed, because we’re at capacity)…

Anyway, 99 Days is well underway and for my 2nd 99 Day Push I added in a core & arm workout to my daily exercise routine…

So, the other day it was 18 degrees.

Not the coldest it’s been in Vermont this year by a long shot, but pretty-darn-cold by most people’s standards.

I chose to do my run barefoot as usual (I’ve run in far colder temperatures than 18 degrees) but I forgot about one very important detail…

It had been snowing on and off for 2 days (just a flurry here and there)…

So, the roads were clear, but the side-walks were NOT.

They were covered in a layer of snow, ice and most damaging – SALT.

And a LOT of it!

And do you know what happens when you put salt on ice or snow?

It melts it!…

But it’s still just as cold outside…

What this means is that the snow and ice on the sidewalk was 18 degrees (or lower), but it was MOIST – kind of like a snow-cone instead of powdery-fresh-fluffy-snow ;(

Basically, when I went running, I was running through this snowy, icy, salty mix and it instantly penetrated my bare feet…

Ultra-Freezing my feet in a flash… It was painful, then numbing…

I only went out for a mile, and thought that I got back in home fast enough not to inflict any serious damage…

And I was wrong.

See, I’ve been running for over 115 days straight – and the soles of my feet are super-tough right now as you can imagine…

But, right now, the softer parts of my feet (the toes and parts of my midfoot) are all blistered up…

And under the tough-parts of my feet… There are literally blisters UNDER most of the Uber-Tough portions of my soles.

Talk about Ouch!

So, I’ve been hobbling around for 3 days straight…

And yes, I’ve still managed to go out running without taking a day off…

And yes, I wore Vibram 5 Fingers instead of going barefoot in the winter on blisters…

The lesson?

Don’t run barefoot in the winter in a salt-infused Wintery-Mix, please ;)

SHABAMBO!
-Tellman

P.S. Had something REALLY interesting happen on last-week’s 99Days Webinar.

I asked all the participants if they would be interested in what I thought was a slightly Off-Topic Entrepreneurial Mind-Training…

88% of the people on the line WANTED the training to happen. 12% said they could be convinced… And 0% said they weren’t interested!…

I couldn’t believe it.

So, I’m doing an extra-special, one-time-only, LIVE Meditation For Entrepreneurs session this Wednesday.

Remember, no-replays and serious Entrepreneurs only.

If you’ve always struggled with meditation because you’re mind works too fast, be on this webinar – I’m going to show you something completely new.

If you are an entrepreneur – and you already have experience with Meditation, then you’re gonna LOVE it…

And if you are simply too stressed, unfocused, over-tired and need a massive Entrepreneurial Super-Boost, then join us live. We’re going to completely re-charge your Entrepreneurial Mind!

See you in a few days.
-TK